Diane Birnie (Principal) and Andrew Purcell (Deputy Principal) said that standard of results that students achieved this year in the Junior Certificate were outstanding. We had 139 students taking their examinations this year.
Particular mention goes to Darragh Bacon and Oisín O’Sullivan who achieved 8 As and 2 Bs in higher level subjects and also to Olivia Walsh, Beatrice Black, Lorna Doherty, David Donnelly, Matthew Graham, Isabel Houlihan, Aoife Mahon, Michael Carron, Alex O’Shaughnessy, Kevin Wang, Kishore Muthu, Luke Neville, Jessica Odidison, Ciara Carbury, Garvan Coleman and Oisín Ford who were among our top achievers achieving at least 3 A grades at higher level subjects.
Year Head Ms Casey and tutors joined in congratulating the students and students were anxious to contact parents and to thank teachers. In an assembly, Ms Casey, Ms Birnie and Mr Purcell reminded students that this is a learning experience – “Don’t forget to ‘Breathe’ (the TY theme for this year) as you open your envelope. Look for the positive in what you see first and then consider what you have learned from this experience. What you learn from having completed the Junior Certificate you can take with you into your preparations for senior cycle.” Students were advised about celebrating safely this evening at an assembly yesterday.
Results in Maths show that over 65% of students took the higher level paper in Lucan Community College with 80% of these achieving either an A, B or C grade. The Music department were celebrating with 54% grade A’s and B’s out of the students taking Higher Level Music. 100% of students took higher level metalwork with 95% achieving an A, B or C grade. 94% of students took Higher Level Home Economics with 70% of student achieving an A or B grade. Of all of the examinations taken at higher level across all of the subjects over 70% of the grades achieved were at A, B or C level. We are delighted that students are choosing appropriate subject levels based on teacher advice.
While statistics show the overall success of this year group, we celebrate in particular the individual achievements of students who overcame challenges and setbacks and we appreciate the help and support given to them along the way. We also remember those who could not be with us today. The Junior Cert class of 2016 can justifiable celebrate three years of hard work and effort.
Well done to all of the teachers, parents and support staff who supported our students in their preparation for their examinations. In short Lucan Community College is extremely proud of this group of students and looks forward to seeing what they accomplish during the Transition Year.